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Sidecars / Re: Tapers in fittings
« on: 14 May, 2018, 18:31:57 »
There is an article in this month's Star about sidecar fitting. The author has offered to help anyone having problems. It might be worth getting in touch with him directly.

The Star and Garter / Re: Dazzle
« on: 14 May, 2018, 09:26:16 »
Move to Manchester?

I used the cling film approach with duct tape over the filler hole and tap hole bungs made with bolts wrpped with insulation tape.
You shuold not need to shake the tank with the stripper in: the solution and its fumes will get off the old sealant.
You probably won't have to worry abotu pouring out the used sealant as there might not be any left.....I found it evaporated as fast as anythig. Hence the need to do this don't want to be breathing those fumes.

Pre War / Re: Sloper primary chain lubrication adjustment
« on: 07 May, 2018, 20:01:59 »
Sorry Tony but I've never worked on these oilers so I can't comment.
Perhaps you could contact Jules Dassen who is the Club's pre-war technical consultant. His deatisl are in the Star

Pre War / Re: Sloper primary chain lubrication adjustment
« on: 07 May, 2018, 08:53:19 »
Hi Tony
assuming its the same as the 29 Sloper it is clockwise to reduce flow (like a domestic tap).The manual suggests 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn open for 'ordinary work'.

The Star and Garter / Congratulations Norma!
« on: 02 May, 2018, 17:01:33 »
Norma Burgess-Lowe has deservedly been elected as the new Club President.
A stalwart of the club for more years than it would be polite to mention, Norma creates BSAOC history by becoming the Club's first woman President.

Twins / Re: New Find and project
« on: 02 May, 2018, 16:50:42 »
British Only is good for parts over your side.
Indeed I got a NOS head for the Super Rocket from them some while ago.

Singles / Re: Oil pipe tap
« on: 01 May, 2018, 19:51:47 »
You need to split the crankcase to service the valve. Or it could be coming from the pump to crankcase joint as well.

Have you seen these valves which go in the oil feed line. The seller has been doing these for many years. Some owners like them others not. I used the A10 version for a few years until a new oil pump solved the problem.

I have had one in the Super Rocket for over 15 years with no problems. I can't imagine Polly would keep selling them if there was a problem.

Pre War / Re: Colour code for BSA Sloper tank 1930
« on: 01 May, 2018, 19:48:09 »
1929 was dark Brunswick green so I'd assume the 1930 green was the same. However, knowing the vagaries of BSA annual model changes its always possible they changed it!

Singles / Re: BSA B33 Engine Oil Gauge mounting
« on: 19 April, 2018, 12:41:12 »
The magnetic oil drain plug is very worthwhile. As much to provide an easy way to check/drain excess sump oil if the bike has been standing for a while as to attract ferrous impurities,.

Singles / Re: Pannier bags for 15 from Argos!
« on: 11 April, 2018, 12:22:30 »
Many thanks for the heads up Mick.

Just reserved a pair

Singles / Re: Fuse ratings
« on: 25 March, 2018, 20:53:54 »
I've always run a 10amp fuse on the A10s
The A10 electrical system is not really the same as that of a B40 since you have both a dynamo and a magneto fitted rather than an alternator, rectifier and coil ignition ;)

Don't have a dynamo or mag on my A10. Its alternator and electronic ignition but I take the point that this may not be comparable to the B40. Sometimes I just have to butt in  ::)

Singles / Re: Fuse ratings
« on: 25 March, 2018, 19:32:21 »
I've always run a 10amp fuse on the A10s

The Star and Garter / Re: Why
« on: 14 March, 2018, 19:52:32 »
The plague of TLAs  >:(

The Star and Garter / Re: Nuts and bolts
« on: 14 March, 2018, 19:48:44 »
I use Nooky's Nuts..

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